Volkswagen - SDI Badge
Explaination and usages
SDI

What does actually the SDI badge mean on vehicles by Volkswagen?

Short for "Suction Diesel Injection" which actually means a naturally aspirated diesel engine equipped with a direct fuel injection system. You could find one of these on different generations of VW vehicles, including ones with mechanic fuel distribution pumps, but also those using "Pumpe Düse" (PD) variants. Each one of the SDI cars has its own more powerful TDI sibling, equipped with a turbo charger.

Lack of the turbo impacts both power and torque, but makes the engine significantly more fuel efficient, and far less complicated too. Therefore the SDI engines were installed mostly in the vehicles which required fuel economy over performance, mostly delivery vehicles, vans etc. Apart from Volkswagena this badge is used by two other VAG Group companies, Škoda and Seat.

List of cars using this badge

Vehicles by Seat

acceleration

16.6

seconds

consumption

4.4

l/100km

Seat Arosa  1.7 SDI
A - Segment (Micro car)
produced from 2001. to 2004.  

acceleration

16.8

seconds

consumption

4.4

l/100km

Seat Arosa  1.7 SDI
A - Segment (Micro car)
produced from 1997. to 2001.  

acceleration

17.9

seconds

consumption

4.8

l/100km

Seat Cordoba  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2003. to 2006.  

acceleration

17.2

seconds

consumption

5.1

l/100km

Seat Cordoba  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2003.  

acceleration

17.6

seconds

consumption

5.2

l/100km

Seat Cordoba Vario 1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2003.  

acceleration

17.0

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Seat Ibiza  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2002. to 2006.  

acceleration

17.0

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Seat Ibiza  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2002. to 2006.  

acceleration

16.0

seconds

consumption

5.0

l/100km

Seat Ibiza  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2002.  

acceleration

16.0

seconds

consumption

5.0

l/100km

Seat Ibiza  1.9 SDi
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2002.  

acceleration

17.7

seconds

consumption

5.1

l/100km

Seat Leon  1.9 SDi
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2000. to 2005.  
Vehicles by Volkswagen

acceleration

18.2

seconds

consumption

5.2

l/100km

Volkswagen Bora  1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1998. to 2005.  

acceleration

20.5

seconds

consumption

6.5

l/100km

Volkswagen Caddy Combi 2.0 SDI
M - Segment (MPV)
produced from 2004. to 2010.  

acceleration

16.7

seconds

consumption

5.4

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  2.0 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2003. to 2008.  

acceleration

16.7

seconds

consumption

5.4

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  2.0 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 2003. to 2008.  

acceleration

18.5

seconds

consumption

5.2

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1998. to 2003.  

acceleration

17.2

seconds

consumption

5.1

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1998. to 2003.  

acceleration

17.2

seconds

consumption

5.1

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1998. to 2003.  

acceleration

17.6

seconds

consumption

4.9

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1991. to 1998.  

acceleration

17.6

seconds

consumption

4.9

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf  1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1991. to 1998.  

acceleration

18.6

seconds

consumption

5.2

l/100km

Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.9 SDI
C - Segment (Small family car)
produced from 1991. to 1998.  

acceleration

16.8

seconds

consumption

4.4

l/100km

Volkswagen Lupo  1.7 SDI
A - Segment (Micro car)
produced from 1998. to 2005.  

acceleration

17.0

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Volkswagen Polo  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2001. to 2005.  

acceleration

17.0

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Volkswagen Polo  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2001. to 2005.  

acceleration

15.6

seconds

consumption

5.7

l/100km

Volkswagen Polo  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2001.  

acceleration

15.6

seconds

consumption

5.7

l/100km

Volkswagen Polo  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2001.  

acceleration

17.3

seconds

consumption

5.2

l/100km

Volkswagen Polo Variant 1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 1999. to 2001.  
Vehicles by Škoda

acceleration

15.8

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Škoda Fabia Combi 1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2004. to 2007.  

acceleration

15.6

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Škoda Fabia  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2004. to 2007.  

acceleration

15.8

seconds

consumption

4.7

l/100km

Škoda Fabia Sedan 1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2004. to 2007.  

acceleration

18.3

seconds

consumption

4.8

l/100km

Škoda Fabia Combi 1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2000. to 2004.  

acceleration

17.9

seconds

consumption

4.8

l/100km

Škoda Fabia  1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2000. to 2004.  

acceleration

18.3

seconds

consumption

4.8

l/100km

Škoda Fabia Sedan 1.9 SDI
B - Segment (City car)
produced from 2000. to 2004.  

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